保留 (bǎoliú) English Meaning
- to preserve
- to maintain
- to retain
- to continue to have
- to reserve
- to hold back (approval or acceptance)
Traditional Characters: 保留
+ is only found in HSK 5.
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Wǒ yào bǎoliú zhèxiē zhàiquàn, tāmen huì shífēn kànzhǎng de.
I should hold on to those bonds; they’ll appreciate considerably.
Wěiyuánhuì yīxiē chéngyuán duì zhè xiàng tíyì chí bǎoliú tàidù.
Some members of the committee expressed reservations about the proposal.
Shāngdiàn dāyìng, tǎngruò wǒ fù dìngjīn jiù gěi wǒ bǎoliú zhè pī huò.
The shop promised to keep the goods for me if I paid a deposit.
Wǒmen wèi zài cūn zhōng bǎoliú yī suǒ xuéxiào zhè yī quánlì jìnxíng qǐngyuàn.
We’re petitioning for our right to keep a school in our village.
Zài wǒ huílái zhīqián qǐng nǐ wèi wǒ bǎoliú wǒ zài zhège cháng duì lǐ de wèizhì.
Please keep my place in line until I come back.
Stroke Order & Character Components
保 (bǎo): to defend; to protect; to keep; to guarantee; to ensure
- 亻 (rén): man
- 呆 (dāi): foolish; stupid; expressionless; blank; to stay
留 (liú): to leave (a message, etc.); to retain; to stay; to remain; to keep; to preserve
- 卯(mǎo): mortise (slot cut into wood to receive a tenon); 4th earthly branch: 5-7 a.m., 2nd solar month (6th March-4th April), year of the Rabbit
- 田(tián): field
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Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 留
- 留学(liú xué): to study abroad
- 留(liú): to retain; to stay; to remain; to keep; to preserve; to leave (e.g. a message)
- 保留(bǎo liú): to preserve; to maintain; to retain; to continue to have; to reserve; reservations; to hold back (approval or acceptance)
- 残留(cán liú): to remain; left over; surplus; remnant
- 拘留(jū liú): to detain (a prisoner); to keep somebody in custody
- 留恋(liú liàn): reluctant to leave; to hate to have to go; to recall fondly
- 留念(liú niàn): to keep as a souvenir; to recall fondly
- 留神(liú shén): to take care; to be careful
- 遗留(yí liú): (leave or be a) legacy; left over; hand down (to next generation)
- 滞留(zhì liú): to detain; retention